The Mystics announced on Monday that they have signed Belgian guard Kim Mestdagh to a training camp contract. Mestdagh is most famous here in Washington as one of the key players on the Belgium women’s national basketball team alongside forward Emma Meesseman. But for the USA in general, she’s most famous for being a former star for the Colorado State Rams from 2008-2012.
In a press release, General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault said that Mestdagh “was one of the great revelations of the past World Cup cycle. Along with Emma Meesseman, Kim helped lead the Belgium National Team to its most successful finish in international competition. An all-around talent at guard, her ability to stretch the court with her perimeter shooting will be a big asset to our team.”
Mestdagh plays professionally for Cukurova in the Turkish KBSL and EuroCup Women. She averages 12.6 points and 2.9 assists per game in domestic play. On the court, Mestdagh is really good at three point shooting to the point where I just had to make a post on one of her highlights during EuroBasket Women 2017.
Should Mestdagh make Washington’s opening day roster (I think she will), it could pay dividends for Washington this summer as they look to win their first WNBA championship.
So without further ado, Welkom in DC Kim!